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Amazing Paper Chain party

Portia and the Amazing Paper Chain

On the 18th December Orange City Library will be hosting a children’s party to celebrate the very successful Amazing Paper Chain promotion for the 2012 National Year of Reading.

Throughout the year the library has been inspiring children to read more and win prizes by completing a link for the colourful chain decorating the ceiling. Each link signifies a picture book, one chapter or twenty minutes of reading. Read more…

National Year of Reading Book Club Dinner

Author Chris Womersley with ABC Radio's Angela Owens

Vocalist Barry Patterson

Champagne upon arrival

Lara, Sallyanne and Meredith

Poached fruit and panna cotta

Dinner under the lanterns

Thank you to everyone who came along to our National Year of Reading Book Club Dinner featuring a talk by Miles Franklin Award shortlisted author Chris Womersely. He wrote Bereft which is set in the Central West after the Great War and inspired many guests to ask questions about the setting of the book, the origin of the letter, whether the girl was real or not and details about particular characters. MC Angela Owens from ABC Radio welcomed all the guests including State Librarian Dr Alex Byrne who happened to be in the region to open the new Manildra Library branch. Vocalist Barry Patterson wowed everyone with his jazz music (and tuxedo). While Edwena Mitchell Catering impressed guests with delicious canapes, lamb shoulder and vegetables main course, a pannacotta dessert and chocolate treats with coffee. It was amazing, and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as we did! Check out more photos on our facebook page!